1. DreamWorks Animation is harboring Trolls – oh, and in the film capacity, too! The studio has bought up the entire ‘Trolls’ line, and has “American Girl” vet Shawn Dennis overseeing the brand for the studio. “Trolls is a brand with over fifty years of deep heritage and we are thrilled to bring this iconic, multi-generational property to DreamWorks Animation,” said chief operating officer Ann Daly. “We have big plans for this franchise and Shawn Dennis is uniquely suited to lead this charge. She helped grow the American Girl brand into a household name and by bringing this expertise to Trolls she will introduce these characters to legions of new fans around the world.” An animated feature film is said to be in the works, for starters.
2. Stanley Tucci, Anne Heche and Cedric the Entertainer have boarded the Jason Statham-starring remake of “Heat”. My only question : Um, why Stanley!?
3. Aussie Abbie Cornish (“RoboCop”) has snared the female lead in Afonso Poyart’s upcoming film “Solace”. Colin Farrell and Anthony Hopkins are also onboard the film, which tells of a FBI agent and a doctor with supernatural abilities to track down a serial killer (trivia : It was originally written as a prequel to “Se7en”, with Hopkins now playing the Morgan Freeman role).
4. “Veep” star Timothy Simons has boarded the Kevin Costner football comedy “Draft Day”. With Diane Lane in the cast, I’m unlikely to notice anyone else on screen… sorry Tim.
5. The first set photos from “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” – or, as I’m sure Fox will retitle it shortly before release “Those Dawn Apes!” – are online. Mainly just monkeying around; feel free to have a squiz though.
6. I have something to fulfill those Hunger pains – and you health conscious pees, will be glad to hear I’ve switched the MSG for some JL. Gobble up this, eyes! Here’s the latest pic released from the “Hunger Games : Catching Fire” teaser (airing on the MTV Movie Awards this weekend).
7. Ken Marino and Eric Oyama are to adapt the amusing story “Go the Fuck to Sleep” – loosely based on the life of the guy who runs Moviehole, I hear.
8. Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley and Jim Sturgess have joined Kate Beckinsale in ”Eliza Graves”, the promising new turn-of-the-century thriller… from the gang that brought you, erm, “The Expendables”.
9. The first trailer for “The Way Way Back”, which looks real, real good, is online.
10. The red-band trailer for “Filth” (here’s something you don’t want to be seeing googling at work!) is up :
- Jetsons animated movie in the works - January 24, 2015
- New poster for Tom Hardy thrilller Child 44 - January 22, 2015
- Rob Lowe playing man of the cloth in new TV series - January 21, 2015
- The Interview hits Netflix this weekend - January 21, 2015
- Stuart Beattie writing high Voltage project - January 21, 2015
- Bruce Willis’s next straight-to-disc dud will be… - January 21, 2015
- The Girl with the Reliable R2 Unit - January 21, 2015
- Lee, Ashbrook, Fenn, Ontkean back for Twin Peaks - January 19, 2015
- Gremlins reboot on pause - January 18, 2015
- Star of new Ring sequel announced - January 18, 2015
Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.